I grew up on a farm in Kentucky. My grandmother had a cuckoo clock in the old farm house we lived in. When she passed another family member took the clock. I have been looking for one like it ever since. Well, I finally found one! I just received it last week and I have started the restoration process. This is the first cuckoo clock I have ever worked on however I have over 30 years of working on sewing machines of all kinds so I am used to working on small precision machinery. I have several old mantle clocks I have worked on. But just like the many I have trained to repair sewing machines over the years, I myself need a litte info for this project. First off it came without a pendulum or weights. Before I found this website I contacted clockworks.com and sent them pictures of the clockworks. It is a Regula 34 movement with no additional numbers or letters after the 34. Colckworks.com told me I need 1500 gram weights. So I orderd a set ($30.00 each). Those things are huge. I then found you guys, and someone on here said that a Regula 34 needed 1260 gram weghts. So can I use the 1500's? Should I try to drill them out to remove some weight? Or should I just order another set that is 1260? Next question. I noticed that there was a small eye screw in the bottom of the clock. I had never seen this on a cuckoo clock before. After looking it over a little further there is a hole drilled in the bottom of the clock just below the eyelet for the warning lever there appears to be a string tied to it and about a quarter of an inch of the string is sticking out of the hole on the bottom. I don't have a clue why this is like this. The only reason I know the name warning lever is because I looked up a parts diagram for this clockwork. I don't even know what the warning lever is for. I am going to have to work on the bellows for sure. They make sound but they seem to drop really slow. It also didn't come with the back cover and gong coil which the seller never informed me of. So I will be on the hunt for one of those as well. I am really excited about this project, and finding the NAWCC. I look hope one of you can help me. Thanks in advance.
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